Friday, December 14, 2018

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of social media

Social media are still in a very volatile state of development, and many faculty worry about the negative aspects of students who are continually...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of computing

This is the fourth post on the unique characteristics of different media, for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. This was a fun one...

e-learning trends from South Africa

Chadwick, K. (2014) e-Learning Trends for 2014 Bizcommunity.com This is an interesting perspective on corporate e-learning trends from Kirsty Chadwick in South Africa. I've focused...

Los Angeles schools to issue iPads to all students

Weiss, T. (2013) Los Angeles plans to give 640,000 students free iPads, CITE World, July 25 I don't normally cover k-12 developments, but this one...

MIT, learning technologies, and developing countries: lessons in technology transfer

  This week I spent three days at the MIT LINC (Learning International Networks Consortium) conference in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the theme: 'Realizing the Dream:...

Exploiting the affordances of the iPad at Lynn University

Students at Lynn University Tilsley, A. (2013) iPadU Inside Higher Education, January 15 This is a report about Lynn University, a private nonprofit university based in...

Outlook for online learning in 2013: online learning comes of age

FunTab Class 9.1 Android ICS Tablet: will 2013 be the year of the tablet? In a previous post, I talked about the difficulties in making...

The University of Western Sydney goes for blended learning – big time!

Griffith, C. (2012) University to roll out 11,000 Apple iPads, The Australian, December 20 All new students enrolling in first year courses in the autumn...

Important developments in online learning in India in 2012

In my e-Learning Outlook for 2012 published on January 2 in 2012 I wrote: Watch India .....there are several reasons behind this prediction: the Indian government’s decision to subsidize...

Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Well, 2012 was certainly the year of the MOOC. Audrey Watters provides a comprehensive overview of what happened with MOOCs in 2012, so I...

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.